Get Involved is a Civil nonprofit organization which was founded in October of 2017. It’s activities as a youth led think tank are focused on promoting financial education and on bringing modern economic and financial affairs and challenges to the young people’s attention. Through all of its projects Get Involved promotes experiential learning and an interdisciplinary approach of those matters.
Get Involved activities are addressed to university students of all levels and specifically focuses on individuals with a background in economics, law, finance and international relations. Our main project is the annual ECB Simulation Conference for university students, which is a unique conference throughout EU. Parallel to the conference which is held annually since 2017 Get Involved has held a series of initiatives such as scientific studies, professional and scientific workshops, career days, while at the same time under the umbrella of Get Involved Intelligence it operates ESG Insights, Synopsis of the Economic Bulletin, and Infographics Projects.
ECB Simulation conference is one of the most important educational conferences available for university students in Greece. During the 4-day training & workshops & discussions the participants get to know and understand the importance of Monetary Policy and it’s impact on the economy. ECB simulation conference is supported by BoG since 2019 and in 2020 its conclusions were included – as part of the ECB listens series of events- in the process of redefining the strategy review of the ECB. The annual conference takes place every December.
Our intelligence project summarizes all the scientific work of Get Involved. Specifically Intelligence consists of 3 distinct projects:
Synopsis of the Economic bulletin of the ECB
All the above initiatives aim to promote financial literacy & raise awareness amongst our audience.
The aim and purpose of Get Involved is to bring together the most active students of all levels and different scientific backgrounds. For this reason, since its inception Get Involved has sought to create a group of scientifically active students, willing to contribute, but also to develop as individuals and professionals. At the same time, Get Involved's ambition is to be represented in the most important University Institutions in Greece through our partners. In order to achieve these goals, we periodically open partnership applications for people interested in joining our team.
Polymnia is an internal platform developed by Get Involved to assist in the organization of major events. Its aim is to digitally transform experiential learning and ensure high frequency of interaction among the delegates. Through this, the added value of each event is increased as it allows for continuous communication between participants.
Get Involved's projects are aimed at a wide audience, from students of various disciplines and levels to young professionals. All of our projects are developed in such a way that they can be understood regardless of the knowledge background of the audience or the reader.
The Index of Economic Terms was developed by Get Involved with the aim of improving the understanding of various important economic terms, regardless of the scientific background and the level of knowledge of the reader. The current edition includes 138 economic terms from 9 subject areas, which have been developed to be understood by the general public and to cover several ``textures`` of economics.
The Sustainability Literacy and Perspectives project was launched in 2020 and aims to empirically study young people's beliefs and views on specific issues of Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, it seeks to highlight the factors that influence these beliefs, such as age, gender, scientific background and knowledge level of participants on these issues.
This study is conducted through an online questionnaire and the sample is young students and graduates, aged between 18 and 29 years old.